Table 3-17
Annual earnings and earnings growth in science and technology and related occupations: May 2007–May 2010
 
  Mean   Median
Occupation 2007 annual earnings ($) 2010 annual earnings ($) Annual growth rate since 2007 (%)   2007 annual earnings ($) 2010 annual earnings ($) Annual growth rate since 2007 (%)
 
All U.S. employment 40,690 44,410 2.2   31,410 33,840 1.9
STEM occupations 72,000 79,000 2.3   66,950 73,290 2.3
S&E occupations 74,070 80,170 2.0   70,600 75,820 1.8
Computer/mathematical scientists 71,940 77,320 1.8   68,910 73,790 1.7
Life scientists 71,700 77,850 2.1   63,170 68,740 2.1
Physical scientists 73,720 80,490 2.2   67,190 72,850 2.0
Social scientists 66,370 71,860 2.0   60,380 65,540 2.1
Engineers 81,050 87,980 2.1   77,750 83,610 1.8
Technology occupations 67,870 74,510 2.4   NA 62,180 NA
S&E managers 114,470 NA NA   NA NA NA
S&E technicians/ computer programmers 53,165 NA NA   NA NA NA
S&E-related occupations (not included above) 66,150 72,580 2.3   50,540 71,320 9.0
Health-related occupations 66,000 72,480 2.4   55,310 59,350 1.8
Other S&E-related occupations 73,110 78,350 1.7   50,250 71,320 9.1
 

NA = not available

STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTE: Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) employment data do not cover employment in agriculture, private household, or among self-employed and therefore do not represent total U.S. employment.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, OES Survey (May 2007 and May 2010).

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